The recent fashion of exercise while you are at work introduced the treadmill desk, the machine table elliptical, balance ball chairs, and even counter stationary bike. What looked promising. After all, exercise promotes faster learning, better memory encoding and retrieval, and increased creativity.
But in practice, research has shown that “multitasking physical tasks (such as walking or balance while typing) can be as counterproductive as multitasking mental tasks.” According to a recent study, “You are dividing your attention, and you’re probably doing a lot of typos.” Research, which recently appeared in the journal PLoS ONE, desks treadmill found to suppress the yield up six months.
Rather, a recent article in Men’s Fitness recommends the right desk. Standing burns 80 to 100 calories per hour than sitting and improve blood flow, relieve back pain and strengthen muscles. It also increases productivity. “The health benefits are probably even greater than the data already indicates,” writes James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., lead investigator and author of PLOS ONE Get Up! Why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it.
Levine emphasizes that there is a right way to make the transition to a standing desk. Start slowly. If you try standing for long at first, the muscles tighten. At first, you can also feel a tightness in the meniscus, the inner knee pad that serves as a buffer pressure.
Stand. Roll your shoulders up and back and then dropped. Meter subsequent start and finish under your pelvis. Unlock your knees slightly and bend your elbows ninety degrees. Relax and straighten your wrists and position your weight in the middle of your feet instead of your toes or heels.
Whenever you start to feel genuine discomfort, sit. You could start by alternating standing for fifty minutes with the session for ten minutes every hour. A rubber pad under the feeling can reduce pressure on the knees and ankles.
Mat Honan, head of the Silicon Valley office by Buzzfeed and a desk clerk avid stands and says, “You have to be prepared to give everyone in your office summary full health. ” It is noted that co-workers will probably give you a hard time first. But after three weeks, when you are seeing the benefits, you may be ready to take the plunge themselves.